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Thursday, February 18, 2010

10 Least Favorite Things About Business Travel

  1. Airlines learned everything they know about customer service from the Gestapo.
  2. If you are 5'2" and weigh 110 lbs you will fit nicely into an average jet seat. Everyone else is outta luck.
  3. You never quite know what that chili is going to taste like when your order it for dinner.
  4. You never quite know how your stomach is going to feel the morning after you have that chili for dinner.
  5. TSA travel rules make the Internal Revenue Code look like the instructions for using PlayDoh (which I think basically consists of "Don't eat").
  6. My netbook tells me that I'm going to get computer herpes every time I try to log into most airport wi-fi networks.
  7. Holiday Inn beds feel like used mortuary slabs.
  8. Those people in the room next to you that insist on having a 1:30am.
  9. The great disappearing flight (see previous blog).
  10. Having to explain to people that don't travel on business that it's really not glamorous, fun or in any way desirable. In fact it rather sucks.
The above noted, I am eternally grateful that I have a job...a good one at that...that gives me the opportunity to travel. While I can think of a lot of reasons why business travel isn't what it's cracked up to be, it still beats the alternative of unemployment.

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